Friday, April 22, 2011

Every Now and Then

Ready to start the drive.

We had to move cows today from one field to another and drive them right through town.
And they're off

I love a good man in the saddle I have to confess the first time I saw Roger in the saddle was probably the clincher. He had me caught right then and there!

Another sight that melts my heart.....My three boys!

Only a few mishaps where a calf calf would jump through the fence.

The home stretch, as we passed the street where our home is Angie saw us and came running down the street to help. I was trying to get a good shot of Braden on his yellow horse with his big yellow dog following.

Caib waiting to shut the gate.

Every now and then you get a picture that you just love. This one did it for me. I think it's one of my all time favorites!!!

"Who's a Good horse? "

Braden and his horse

Heading home after a good days work.

Coming home.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Little Things to get us Through.

A busy day is just part of life I guess. It seems as though there are always a thousand things going on, and that may just possibly be, because I tend to put a few of my want to do's on my to do list. It keeps me sane. With five kids and seven schedules to keep up with I just go along hoping I don't forget anything. Or, at least if I do forget something, it happens to be throwing out the diaper I just changed, or possibly not getting the couches cleaned out from under. you know, something inconspicuous that I know Roger will notice, and do when he gets home. AH!! We make a good team. Yesterdays schedule: 6:00 AM Get Braden up and fed and mix up the bottles to feed the dogies. 6:15 Take Braden to Early Morning Basketball Conditioning. 6:40 Get home and smile because Caib is up, dressed and on his way out to feed the dogies. 6:45 Get Aubree up and dressed. feed the rest of the crew. 7:15 Get in the shower, get ready for the day. 7:40 Take Aubree to school and help all the kids in Loa who walk to school cross Main street. (I'm the crossing guard.) 8:08 Get home, water and feed the chickens. 8:18 Begin cleaning up from breakfast, clean bathrooms, sweep floors. 8:45 Babysit for a friend while she goes over to the school to do some volunteer work. 10:00 Go to the church to exercise 11:15 Come home, finish cleaning and mop, because my sister is coming down for a few days. 11:30 Help Chance clean up the toys that have been scattered, put clothes into dry and start another batch of Laundry. 12:05 Go pick up Aubree and help all the kids in Loa, who walk home, cross Main street. Feed my kids lunch. 12:30 Mix up milk for the Dogie lambs and feed them. There's six now that are still alive. :D 1:00 Check my emails read a few blogs. Think about blogging something, but don't 2:00 Take Braden to Piano lessons 2:40 Pick Braden up and run him over to the field so he can help dock the lambs. 3:00 Do more laundry. 4:30 Braden and Caib and Chance come in from docking lambs a little late, so I run them to Base ball practice and wait for them to finish 5:45 After waiting longer then I intended, I hurry to the store, pick up a couple of pizzas, run home, start preheating the oven, run in to my room, put on a skirt and freshen my make up and hair. 6:30 Go to the church for a women's conference. 8:45 Get home mix up dogie milk, after I change clothes of course, and Head out to feed the little lambs. 9:15 Back inside, I rush the kids into their P.J.'s 9:40 Say family prayers, tuck all my children into bed, except Oaklee who had a long nap, and I put in the movie I started watching some other time and lay down to finish watching it. 10:45 Roger gets home from work.

That's pretty much a typical day. except usually Roger gets home earlier then that. So, amidst all the have to do's to get by, and the rushing around trying to get things in order, and kept half way clean. I look down and see this little guy, wearing Chancee's socks. Now, that does make sense because he belongs to Chance, and I can only assume that Chance decided the little guy's feet were cold. So........What else could he have done?

It's amazing the strength we can find in the little things. I imagine I can go on and at least make it through another Wayne County spring because of the smile this brought to my face.

What WOULD we do with out the little things that make us smile?

So...Have a Little smile today :) Courtesy of Chance.

p.s. I think that it's a lamb, though I've never seen a blue and orange lamb before.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Time!!!

Lovely spring:

One beautiful day six miserable and cold days.

One, Gung ho, "I'm gonna get everything done" day. Six "I think I'll curl up and read all day" days.

One "I am going to lose all my winter fat" day. Six "Tomorrow I'm going to eat better" days.

One feed the doggies morning , noon, after noon, and evening day. Six feed the doggies morning, noon, afternoon and evening days (yeah, I know some things ya just gotta do.)

One "I just love spring it gives me hope" day. Six "If summer doesn't get here tomorrow I'm going to SCREAM!!" days.

One "You can make it, sweety, just two more months" day. Six "SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, AND JUST DO THE DANG HOMEWORK......................................NOW!!!!!" days

One "Welcome home dear" day. Six "I thought you'd never get home dear" days.

One. " This....Breathe...Gasp...gasp....Is....breathe.. gasp... Great....I Gasp.....Love Gasp....... Exercise" day Six " I'm to sore to move" days

etc. and so forth

I AM so looking forward to summer!